Interior secretary under fire at U.S. Senate hearing over management of public lands

Cortez Masto complains ranchers not consulted about proposed conservation rule’s impact on grazing

By: - May 2, 2023 3:25 pm
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The five-year offshore oil and gas lease plan "is behind because the previous administration dropped the ball and stopped working on the plan,” Interior Secretary Deb Haaland said. (Photo by Leigh Vogel-Pool/Getty Images)

Members of the U.S. Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee used a Tuesday hearing on the Interior Department’s fiscal 2024 budget to voice their displeasure with the administration’s energy production policies to Secretary Deb Haaland.

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Jacob Fischler
Jacob Fischler

Jacob covers federal policy as a senior reporter for States Newsroom. Based in Oregon, he focuses on Western issues. His coverage areas include climate, energy development, public lands and infrastructure.